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Twitter Says It Removes 1 Million Spam Accounts a Day

Twitter Says It Removes 1 Million Spam Accounts a Day

PERSONAL TECH | By Barbara Ortutay | Jul 8, 2022

Twitter said it removes 1 million spam accounts each day in a call with executives Thursday during a briefing that aimed to shed more light on the company's fake and bot accounts as it tussles with Elon Musk.

Huge Underground Search for Mysterious Dark Matter Begins

Huge Underground Search for Mysterious Dark Matter Begins

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Jul 8, 2022

In a former gold mine a mile underground, inside a titanium tank filled with a rare liquified gas, scientists have begun the search for what so far has been unfindable: Dark matter.

Apple to Add 'Lockdown' Safeguard on iPhones, iPads, Macs

Apple to Add 'Lockdown' Safeguard on iPhones, iPads, Macs

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 7, 2022

Apple said it will roll out a "lockdown" option for iPhones, iPads and Mac computers intended to protect against spyware unleashed by state-sponsored hackers.

The Next Frontier for Drones: Letting Them Fly Out of Sight

The Next Frontier for Drones: Letting Them Fly Out of Sight

PERSONAL TECH | By Matt O'Brien and Nathan Ellgren | Jul 6, 2022

For years, there's been a cardinal rule for flying civilian drones: Keep them within your line of sight. Not just because it's a good idea — it's also the law.

NASA Satellite Breaks from Orbit Around Earth, Heads to Moon

NASA Satellite Breaks from Orbit Around Earth, Heads to Moon

SCIENCE | By Nick Perry | Jul 5, 2022

A satellite the size of a microwave oven broke free from its orbit around Earth on Monday and is headed toward the moon, the latest step in NASA's plan to land astronauts on the lunar surface again.

Crewless Robotic Mayflower Ship Reaches Plymouth Rock

Crewless Robotic Mayflower Ship Reaches Plymouth Rock

PERSONAL TECH | Jul 1, 2022

The sleek Mayflower Autonomous Ship met with an escort boat as it approached the Massachusetts shoreline Thursday, more than 400 years after its namesake's historic journey from England.

How to Tell If a Streamer-recommended Casino Can Be Trusted?

How to Tell If a Streamer-recommended Casino Can Be Trusted?

PERSONAL TECH | Jun 30, 2022

It is not a secret that advertising certain gambling platforms is one of the ways, in which streamers are making their money. But can you trust these recommendations?

New NHTSA Chief: Agency to Scrutinize Auto-Driver Technology

New NHTSA Chief: Agency to Scrutinize Auto-Driver Technology

PERSONAL TECH | By Tom Krisher | Jun 30, 2022

The new head of the government's road safety agency says it will intensify efforts to understand the risks posed by automated vehicle technology so it can decide what regulations may be necessary.

New Game-Changing Technologies Influencing the Online Casino World

New Game-Changing Technologies Influencing the Online Casino World

PERSONAL TECH | Jun 29, 2022

Playing online casino games is now more enjoyable than ever, thanks to many wonderful developments and high-tech solutions.

Instagram Hides Some Posts that Mention Abortion

Instagram Hides Some Posts that Mention Abortion

PERSONAL TECH | By Amanda Seitz | Jun 29, 2022

Instagram is blocking posts that mention abortion from public view, in some cases requiring its users to confirm their age before letting them view posts that offer up information about the procedure.

How to Market to Millennials on Social Media

How to Market to Millennials on Social Media

PERSONAL TECH | Jun 28, 2022

As of 2020, the US alone had more than 72 million millennials. Statistics show that they are also the highest spenders across all industries. Here are tips for marketing to them on social media.

This Straight Physiotherapist Had His Pics Stolen by a Grindr Catfish

This Straight Physiotherapist Had His Pics Stolen by a Grindr Catfish

PERSONAL TECH | Jun 28, 2022

A scammer took pics from a physiotherapist's social media pages and catfished him for profit.

Instagram and Facebook Remove Posts Offering Abortion Pills

Instagram and Facebook Remove Posts Offering Abortion Pills

PERSONAL TECH | By Amanda Seitz | Jun 28, 2022

Facebook and Instagram have begun removing posts that offer abortion pills to women who may not be able to access them following a Supreme Court decision stripping abortion rights.

After Roe, Dems Seek Probe of Tech's Use of Personal Data

After Roe, Dems Seek Probe of Tech's Use of Personal Data

PERSONAL TECH | By Marcy Gordon | Jun 27, 2022

Democratic lawmakers are asking federal regulators to investigate Apple and Google for allegedly deceiving millions of mobile phone users by enabling the collection and sale of their personal data.

NASA: Give Us Back our Moon Dust and Cockroaches

NASA: Give Us Back our Moon Dust and Cockroaches

SCIENCE | By Mark Pratt | Jun 24, 2022

NASA wants its moon dust and cockroaches back: The space agency has asked Boston-based RR Auction to halt the sale of moon dust that was fed to cockroaches during an experiment.

MetaPride Land Brings Pride to the Metaverse

MetaPride Land Brings Pride to the Metaverse

PERSONAL TECH | Jun 23, 2022

MetaPride Land, a universally safe-space for the global LGBTQ+ community, will launch later this week in Decentraland, The Sandbox, and Voxels, three of the world's leading metaverse platforms.

Nuclear Industry Hopes to Expand Output with New Reactors

Nuclear Industry Hopes to Expand Output with New Reactors

SCIENCE | By Jennifer McDermott | Jun 22, 2022

The U.S. nuclear industry is generating less electricity as reactors retire, but now plant operators are hoping to nearly double their output over the next three decades.

NASA Fuels Moon Rocket for 1st Time in Countdown Rehearsal

NASA Fuels Moon Rocket for 1st Time in Countdown Rehearsal

PERSONAL TECH | Jun 21, 2022

NASA fueled its huge moon rocket for the first time Monday and went ahead with a critical countdown test despite a fuel line leak.

Facebook Removes GOP Senate Candidate's 'RINO Hunting' Video

Facebook Removes GOP Senate Candidate's 'RINO Hunting' Video

PERSONAL TECH | By Brian Slodysko | Jun 20, 2022

In the ad, Greitens, flanked by a tactical unit says, "Join the MAGA crew. Get a RINO hunting permit. There's no bagging limit, no tagging limit and it doesn't expire until we save our country."

US Opens COVID Vaccine To Little Kids; Shots Begin This Week

US Opens COVID Vaccine To Little Kids; Shots Begin This Week

SCIENCE | By Mike Stobbe | Jun 19, 2022

The U.S. on Saturday opened COVID-19 vaccines to infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

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